UTA develops fuel app for new FleetBoard store

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  • UTA FuelGuide guides drivers to the cheapest fuel stop en route
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Kleinostheim – 21 September 2016. UNION TANK Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG (UTA) has developed a fuel app for the new FleetBoard store for apps; the store will have its world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 fair in Hanover and will be available as of 2017. The UTA FuelGuide guides drivers to the currently cheapest fuelling stop en route, taking the respective distance and current fuel level into consideration. This enables optimal refuelling in terms of time and cost. Through connection with real-time data concerning the vehicle and the fuelling station, hauliers are able to improve transport management and additionally raise efficiency potential.

In order to quickly and easily find the closest and cheapest refuelling station, the UTA FuelGuide not only sources current diesel prices but also automatically factors in the current location. Using the detachable driver tablet, the FleetBoard DispoPilot.guide, the driver is able to also read the current consumption, remaining journey, remaining in-tank fuel and the average speed at a single glance. “The app takes over route planning and the driver doesn’t have to worry about fuel prices or the appropriate refuelling point. This intelligent network system supports the driver, lowers costs and raises the efficiency of transport”, says Stefan Horst, head of marketing at UTA. UTA FuelGuide can be tested in both German and English at the IAA Commercial Vehicles fair from 22 to 29 September at the Daimler FleetBoard stand and at the MercedesService Card stand in Hall 14/15.

 

About Daimler FleetBoard

Daimler FleetBoard is one of Europe’s leading providers of telematic solutions for lorries and buses. Around 6,000 customers with approximately 180,000 vehicles currently use FleetBoard. The modular and universal telematics system from the Daimler subsidiary provides data on the driver, the fleet and the order, networks all relevant players within the logistics system and thereby creates transparency across all levels. The FleetBoard services are tailored for specific use in long-distance, distribution and construction traffic as well as in passenger transport. They help customers to lower costs, increase productivity and ensure process security. Typical advantages are savings in fuel costs, less vehicle wear, reduced down-time and an optimised vehicle and tour workload.

The commercial vehicles from Mercedes-Benz can be fitted with the hardware for ex works upon request. Fleetboard is fitted as standard in the new Mercedes Benz Actros. The telematic system can be fitted retroactively into other brands of vehicles. All vehicles benefit from the wide-reaching sales and service network. The products of the 100% Daimler-owned subsidiary with headquarters in Stuttgart have received many awards. Daimler FleetBoard is inspected and certified by DEKRA in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.




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